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  1. China Screening Dates 2015-16

    February 20 2015

    Chinese Language Screening Sessions confirmed for those students wishing to register for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 Chinese language classes.

  2. 2015 Chinese Bridge Competition

    February 10 2015

    We are happy to announce the third annual Chinese Bridge competition for Alberta university students, to be held on Saturday March 15 on the U of A campus. The Chinese Bridge contest is an excellent and fun opportunity to display your Chinese language and performance skills! There are prizes for participants, and in past years the winning entrant has won an all-expenses-paid trip to represent western Canada on Chinese television in the international Chinese Bridge competition. Take the plunge and join students from all over the province in the Chinese Bridge competition on March 15!

  3. Visiting Speaker Thursday February 5

    February 04 2015

    What Ever Happened to Filiality? Cinematic, Visual, Artistic and Poetic Images of the Tensions in Relations between Individuals, Families and the State in Contemporary China. Please click on the title for full information.

  4. Taiwan Studies in 2015

    February 04 2015

    Accepting applications from students and faculty interested in pursuing a research project related to Taiwan Studies in 2015. Please click on the title for full information.

  5. 2015 K-Pop Contest

    January 23 2015

    2015 K-POP contest will be here February 11th, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm! See inside for further information.

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The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Chinese and Japanese language, linguistics, and literature. As the only university department between Toronto and Vancouver devoted solely to the study of East Asia, we provide our students with a valuable opportunity to build a solid foundation for a career involving this exciting and economically vigorous part of the world.


Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our programme one of the oldest in Western Canada. East-Asia-related courses at the University of Alberta were originally offered within the Department of History and Classics, but in response to the increasing demand for courses on East Asia an independent Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures was formed in 1981. Renamed the Department of East Asian Studies in 1994 to reflect the expanded range of topics covered in its courses, the department has continued to grow steadily and now boasts record enrolments in its language and culture courses. Read more